THE FACTOR INFLUENCING DRUG ABUSE AMONG STUDENTS IN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION EKIADOLOR EDO STATE

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ABSTRACT

This research work is geared to identify the factors that influences the eFFect of drug abuse among student, College of Education Ekiadolor was used as a case study, in the process questionnaire were administered to guide the data through interview method to case modern case and trend of drug abuse, the findings rate of the study revealed that the high rate of drug abuse is as a result of low standard of living and Nigeria economic crunch and high rate of separation in marriage, child abuse and neglect. Recommendations were given, which is employed will help in a big way towards the reduction of deviances behavior amongst youth.

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

Drug is any chemical substance derived from plants, animals or mineral resources, be it traditional or orthodox which is used for internal application to the human body in the treatment of diseases, reduce pain or modify the functions of the various system of the body. Although drug use has been in, for years, the problem of drug abuse has been on the increase in the recent years. Drug is supposed to be dispersed by pharmacists with a doctor’s prescription and usage of drug can be through any of the following; injection, insertion, inhalation, massaging or application on open wounds and cuts. The main purpose of drugs should in reality be directed to its medical functions and it should be used strictly according to the prescription of medical doctors, but in most cases people use drug without the prescription of medical practice. This is referred to as drug abuse. In some cases, these drugs are used wrongly or misused that is using drug meant for certain purposes for other purposes rather than what it is meant for. There are other cases where some people get themselves involved in the use of a particular drug so much that they cannot do without such drug. In this case such a person is said to be addicted to that drug.

PEOPLE ABUSE DRUG FOR DIFFERENT REASONS

1. For modification of tension and anxiety: For example sedatives; medically, sedatives are use to induce sleep and relax tension. They are used for people with high blood pressure insomnia that is inability to sleep usually abuse sedatives. Now teenage girls and women are consuming sedative more and more frequently. 2. To increase activities and alertness: For example stimulant like cocaine, caferreine and amplietamines are mostly widely abused stimulant among youths. Usually stimulants are taken through by mouth in form of capsules or tablets but the occasional user of capsules or tablets can push him/her self beyond his normal physiological limits e.g. wanting to step awake to drive to excel in an athletic content or to cram for examination. 3. Curiosity: Students find themselves in the use of drugs out of curiosity. They want to know how it looks like in being on a certain drugs and drugs that are commonly used out of curiosity are cigarettes, marijuana and alcohol. 4. Imitation: Students takes drugs as a result of imitation of either from their parents, other adult or their friends. 5. For boldness: Students take certain drug because they feel it will remove inhibition from them and make them bold e.g. shy young boys under the influence of drugs can speak to a girl they he could not have made advance towards. 6. For fun: Others go into drugs for the fun of it and that also feel that drug can enable the have a lot of fun.

THE FACTOR INFLUENCING DRUG ABUSE AMONG STUDENTS IN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION EKIADOLOR EDO STATE